Latinx Chicanx Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) honors the achievements of LatinX, ChicanX, and Hispanics. The terms Latinx and Chicanx have been adopted to be gender inclusive. The celebration was first authorized in 1968, when the US Congress adopted a resolution asking the President to issue a proclamation designating a week in September including September 15 and 16 as “National Hispanic Heritage Week.” In 1988 Congress expanded the celebration to a 31-day period beginning September 15. The resolution calls “on the people of the US, especially the educational community, to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with celebrations of Independence Day in many Latin American countries—including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile. Read more
The Turning Wheel Project (TWP) is coming to MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive on October 19th from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The TWP is a partnership between the Chicano Park Steering Committee, the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center and the University of San Diego. Through relevant education and service, the TWP is all about recognizing and affirming the contributions of Chicano Park, Logan Heights and surrounding communities. The TWP is designed as a hub to serve, inspire and inform the community through the power of education.
For more information, and events, please visit the Social Justice and Equity Center History and Heritage Programming page.